3 children, 4 adults dead after Arkansas storms

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    Video: Damage to RV claims life of Scott man

    Video: Tree falls on home, kills man, infant

    • Garland County, trailer where two deaths occured
    • Damage in Bald Knob (Picture from THV's BJ Steed)
    • Damage in Bald Knob (Picture from THV's BJ Steed)
    • Car crushed by a tree on Edgewood in the Heights.
    • Photo of Devon Adams from his family.
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  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Gov. Mike Beebe says the death toll has risen to seven after a woman was found dead in St. Francis County, and two more found in their home in Little Rock.

    Strong winds knocked a double-wide trailer from its moorings in the little community of Colt in eastern Arkansas, killing a woman inside. Her death Friday morning was the seventh from violent storms that rocked the Southern Plains and Mid-South.

    St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May said 64-year-old Lardelah Anderson died during a thunderstorm that passed through the community just north of Forrest City.

    LRPD say they found a 34-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son dead inside their home on Cynthia Road around 9:45 a.m. Friday.

    At approximately 1 a.m. this morning Garland County officials received a call of a tree down on a mobile home on Pistol Circle in the town of Whittington.

    Lt. James Martin with the Garland County Sheriff's Office confirmed they are Jeffrey Allen Gibbs Jr., 24, and 18-month-old Rylin Gibbs. His wife survived in another room.

    In Pulaski County, Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office says James Loftis, 56, of Scott was killed after a tree fell on top of a RV.

    Also, in the White County town of Bald Knob, Police Chief Tim Samford confirms that 6-year-old Devon Adams was killed after a tree fell on his house.

    You can check out road conditions on the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department's road map or call 1-800-245-1672.

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    (Source: Today's THV and The Associated Press)

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